NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Country artist Morgan Wallen was arrested on Saturday night around 11 p.m. for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk on lower Broadway.
“Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air,” Wallen said in a statement issued Monday. “I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn’t mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.”
According to arrest records, officers observed security guards for the establishment kick the 27-year-old Wallen out of the club due to being disorderly inside by kicking glass items inside the club. Officers gave Wallen several opportunities to walk away with his friends, but he refused.
Officers reported that Wallen had a strong odor of alcohol and was a danger to himself and the public. Wallen got into multiple verbal altercations with people passing by and was placed under arrest due to being intoxicated in public, unable to take care of himself, and the reasonable likelihood the offense would continue.
Wallen competed in 2014 on the NBC network competition The Voice but was eliminated during playoffs. Since that time, the Sneedville native was signed to two record labels and released the singles “The Way I Talk,” “Up Down” feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Whiskey Glasses,” and “Chasin’ You.”
Bond was set at $500 total for the two offenses Saturday night.
- Charlie Daniels Jr. speaks out on Facebook about death of dad
- Tennessee Coronavirus: No slowdown in growth of virus in state with 954 new cases
- KPD: Bystanders say several suspects fired nearly 30 rounds from a car on Cumberland Ave., no injuries reported
- Florida man accused of setting Catholic church on fire
- Can Tennessee schools open this fall? Two state leaders on how it will happen